33: What if snakes had feathers and birds had scales? (w/Karen Marshall)

It’s our very first Guest Story! Ms. Karen (WiW’s editor/producer) and Mr. Eric team up to tell a story about fashion, acceptance… and dragons? When birds and snakes trade feathers and scales, the now cuddly snakes turn into New What City’s hottest new wardrobe accessory. 

Lessons include: embrace who you are on the inside; don’t take credit for other people’s work; fashion trends don’t have to be cruel; try to learn about other cultures wherever you go

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Your Shoelaces On G-Force And Bubble Gulpies of the Future?

Why in the world do our shoelaces always come untied? How in the world do we solve the problem of all those disposable water bottles we toss? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a wild roller coaster ride and a unusual water balloon fight as they set out to discover this week’s who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World – Episode 3!

36: Why Are Some Animals Pets And Others Are Lunch?

This episode may not be suitable for our youngest listeners or for particularly sensitive kids. We’re discussing animal ethics with author Hal Herzog. In a follow up to our pets episodes, we look at how we treat animals very differently depending on whether we think of them as pets, food, or work animals. Why do some cultures eat cows and others don’t? Why do some cultures not have pets at all? And is it okay to breed animals like dogs that have significant health problems even though we love them? Herzog is the author of ‘Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals.’

#29: Being a HERO Dad (with guest Philip Rivers)

This week’s episode features Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the LA Chargers, talking to Dr. Meg about being a HERO dad. Philip is not only a star on the football field, but he is a husband, father of 8 kids, and he is passionate about his role as a father. He talks about balancing a demanding career with being a great husband and father in his own house. Along with this great conversation with Philip Rivers, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mom about getting kids to clean up after themselves. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!


0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Being a HERO Dad”. She teases her conversation with Philip Rivers, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom about getting kids to lean up messes when they should.



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Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about being a HERO dad!



Dr. Meg welcomes NFL quarterback and HERO father, Philip Rivers to talk about how he balances his career in the NFL with being a great husband and father. Dr. Meg also talks with Philip about how his relationship with his wife, Tiffany, is important to raising great kids.



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Dr. Meg welcomes NFL quarterback and HERO father, Philip Rivers to talk about how he balances his career in the NFL with being a great husband and father. Dr. Meg also talks with Philip about how his relationship with his wife, Tiffany, is important to raising great kids.



Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Amber about how to manage expectations of how clean her kids’ bedrooms will and should be according to their ages.





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The Quest of the Alien Hunter with Seth Shostak

Are we alone in the universe, or are there other life forms out there? That’s what Daniel, a listener from New Zealand, wants to know. Scientists have been searching for the answer with a surprising tool: radio. But this isn’t any old radio. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, shares the story of how the search for intelligent life got started, and where it’s headed. Are you a teacher or homeschooling parent? Tell us how you use Tumble! Email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com. We love hearing from you! Want an ad-free version of Tumble? It’s only $1 each month. Pledge on Patreon to get access to this special podcast feed, including Marshall’s original music. Let us know how you use Tumble. Send us your questions and drawings! Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. Thanks for listening!

Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel

https://download.ted.com/talks/WendyTroxel_2016X-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Teens don’t get enough sleep, and it’s not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones — it’s because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.